DOE asks Congress for $34M to build and research power grid’s cyber defenses
The U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, quietly announced a proposed $34 million program, Monday, that it hopes can facilitate efforts to protect America’s energy infrastructure from hackers.
DOE proposes $15M fund to fight energy sector hacks
A proposed $15 million Energy Department fund announced Tuesday looks to improve the cybersecurity posture of the sector’s most vulnerable companies: smaller utility firms with less resources that typically supply energy to municipalities.
Experts call energy infrastructure cybersecurity bill ‘shortsighted’
Lawmakers fear that hackers will ramp up attacks against U.S. energy infrastructure and as a result, have crafted new legislation to help find solutions. Some cybersecurity experts, however, are skeptical of the Senate’s latest efforts.